What should you be doing currently if you intend to succeed in the June examinations as well as in tests typically?
Guidance from those who have actually been there

1 Just research, do not put things off. #RepeatAdvice @SueBo_

2 Do away with the laptop. Get your parents to conceal the battery so you will not be tempted. @paddykell

3 Prepare a practical schedule. Short, frequent study sessions. You need to be doing more than your research.

4 Organise yourself. It’s never ever too late. Clear notes, neat folders. Do not anxiety yourself out. @Orlaith_Farrell

5 Don’t prioritise any type of one subject. All subjects should obtain equivalent time. Permit 2 hours each weekend break for each and every topic and also around 30-40 mins per night for researching what was covered on that particular day in the class.

6 Print primary inspectors’ reports for your topics. They offer sample responses which you can make use of as a guide for answering style. #studytips, @NatashaLynchEF

7 How much time do you spend on the internet? Half-an-hour in the early morning, a hr at night? Everything builds up. Two hours a day is 14 per week, 56 monthly. Imagine if you were to spend simply half of that modifying.

8 Fewer late evenings. The most awful point you can do at the weekend breaks is invest the entire evening up, and also the whole day in bed. Attempt to reach bed by 1am at the latest on weekends, and get up early.

9 Divide up deal with a pal, after that meet up, xerox each other’s notes, teach each other what you learned. #studybuddy, @NatashaLynchEF

10 Checking out a publication isn’t studying– it reads a publication. Set a target: “I will modify this subject for 45 minutes”. Remember as you go. Put away guides. Do a test inquiry. Now that’s research study.

11 Obtain knowledgeable about the format of the exam paper. Some documents are tricky and also complex guidelines could throw you on the day.

12 Don’t cut way too many corners. Every year trainees emerge ruined since they paid attention to rumours about what was turning up. The truth is anything can turn up. The papers are developed to be uncertain.

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13 Record your modification notes on a dictaphone, download onto your phone, change on the move. #studytips, @NatashaLynchEF

14 Understand what you’re studying– or at the very least try. Rephrase in your very own words when possible. Pupils that succeed in exams do not just vomit up realities, they show actual understanding.

15 Keep the CAO in mind. Trainees often tend to forget about what they take down on their CAO types in the rush to study for the Leaving Cert. It’s no harm to keep thinking about what course you wish to do, and keep investigating different areas. @paddykell

16 Do not discuss what research study you’re doing as well as do not listen to other individuals regarding what they’re doing. Lots of people lie about what they’re doing or not doing. The normally dazzling friend that did nothing yet somehow managed a B1 in the mocks is probably telling fibs concerning exactly how hard they’re functioning.

17Eat! Gruel can be completely edible with some minor changes. Some fast ones consist of placing delicious chocolate chips, bananas, peanut butter, or even molasses as well as strawberries on it. It takes the idea of inedible slop away and also maintains you going all early morning. @ClareReidy1

18 My friends and I began our very own nerdy pattern of soaking Nature Valley bars into yogurt pots, which I comprehend audios nauseous to some people, but it got us via. @ClareReidy1

19 Have something to divert your interest: being only concentrated on a few days in June at this phase will certainly fry your brain.

20 Exercise. Don’t study any later than 10pm, and if you can discover the power, opt for a walk. It launches endorphins in your mind that make you feel great concerning on your own, and also it clears your head after hours of examining. @paddykell

21 Peanut butter mugs and also delicious chocolate bars with nuts are brilliant mind food, and addicting too. @ClareReidy1

22 Keep the exams in perspective. None of the adhering to things will certainly be dictated by just how you do in the Leaving Cert: where you live, who you marry, how typically you wed, the amount of icecreams you consume in your lifetime; your overall health and well-being; the number of stones that work their method into your footwear resulting in you consistently jumping about on one foot to remove them; the amount of love in your life.


23 About 75 percent of Junior Cert and 55 percent of Leaving Cert English is totally unseen until you open the paper. That does not suggest you can’t research for the examination. You are discovering skills as opposed to rote-learning details.

24 Read, checked out, review. If you don’t check out widely, you’ll never become a great author.

25 Learn quotes from your texts. Videotape them onto your smartphone or iPod and listen en route right into college.

26 Do not learn essays off by heart. If you’re writing a narrative, have some examples of characterisation as well as establishing prepared to adjust to your title. Creative composing needs to be vivid and also entertaining. Program, don’t tell. The viewers ought to have details sights, appears and also scents in their minds-eye as they read your writing.

27 Review your work out loud. You’ll listen to errors sooner than you’ll see them.

28 Evaluating a character is complex: analyze what they say, what they do, exactly how they look, what they think and also really feel as well as other people’s opinions of them. Do not take them at their word– characters typically lie, to themselves and also others.

29Learn to mean words character. There’s just one “h” and it’s at the start.

30Structure your solutions. Stream-of-consciousness design answers rarely attain an excellent grade, specifically if you obtain stuck exploring one factor in excessive detail.

31 Essays on studied messages have to use a formal style. Factors need to be supported with appropriate as well as exact quotes.

32 Know your single message extremely well, from top to bottom. Whether you’re making use of recommendation or quote to sustain your answer, you need to understand the text thoroughly.

33 In the comparative research, you should ask on your own “what’s this message all about?”. When you make a list with that going to all three texts, you can a lot more plainly see what they have in common. You after that require to locate essential moments in each to sustain your contrasts. And also you must be comparing them all the time.

34 You have about a hr per area in the examination. Lots of people will certainly write between 7 and 10 paragraphs. Time yourself and also create 3 paragraphs in 20 minutes awhile of bite-sized prep work if you’re pressed for time.

35 Do not listen to the verse suggestions. Prepare your favorite poets well and also you will certainly be awarded. The even more you need to say about a poet’s work the better, so have a sight which you can support by referencing the poet’s work.


36 Practicing previous exam documents is a very important part of creating great test technique. Start now if you haven’t already.

37 You have to know the proofs as well as theories and also the explanation of the vocabulary utilized.

38 Usage the main marking schemes. They frequently show more than one acceptable technique of resolving a question. The marking systems additionally reveal you just how marks were alloted by the examiners across all parts of all questions in previous tests, but there’s no genuine requirement for you to evaluate this. It is not feasible to predict the allocation of marks within a concern– the appropriation can vary extremely as well as in unanticipated means.

39 Expect you make a decision to give five hours a week to mathematics, a reasonable amount at this phase of the year. Break this up into five 35 mins ports each week-night giving you practically 2 hours at weekend.

40 Mathematics is the only Leaving Cert topic without an option on the paper. Therefore you need to stay on par with the product covered in class.

41 Weekend research preferably should be utilized for attempting inquiries from past papers and also example papers. It is crucial to recognize the specific set-up of your test, how many concerns, the phrasing utilized, etc. Time on your own to get made use of to the time restraints.

42 The job mathematics noting plan is quite various from the marking plan utilized in the past. There are 5 noting ranges, with up to 6 categories per noting scale. It’s a great deal much more challenging than the previous system.

43 Begin with your preferred question. It will assist settle your nerves on examination day. Obviously if you favor a sequential technique, do that.

44 It seems evident yet get used to reading questions very carefully. Make sure you’re not missing any details.

45 It is vital to practise as well as fit with the essentials before attempting the new word troubles in mathematics. These concerns need to read really thoroughly. Try to comprehend the problem. Consider the details offered. Jot down all the amounts given and also what is being looked for, ie, equating the English words into mathematical sentences. Often there is an equation that connects the data you have with the information you require.

46 Occasionally you believe you know a topic, yet along comes an inquiry which can be phrased in a way you have actually never ever seen prior to. Don’t let this toss you. The even more method you have from dealing with various questions, the more certain you will certainly end up being when you deal with a strange looking concern.

47 If stuck, don’t search for the service too promptly. You will certainly usually discover more by tackling it on your own for a while, even if you need to check out the solution ultimately.

48 Program all operations within your answer– do not do rough-work on a different page. Do not make use of Tippex, rather erase any kind of mistakes with a solitary line. You may get marks for the work you have actually crossed out, yet not if it’s Tippexed. Additionally, if you fix an issue using a calculator, write out some or every one of the actions taken. Do not just give the response. This is to ensure you get marks even if you make a slip.

49 Drawing a diagram or even a basic illustration can often be really useful to get started in taking on a concern, and also might get marks for you.

50 Obtain knowledgeable about your solutions and tables booklet. It offers a lot of beneficial info. Use it.


51 Research is in fact study. It is recapping on what was taught on that day in the classroom and is usually, straight based on an exam inquiry: ie, poetry questions or a léamhthuiscint or a personality from a prós tale.

52 Trainees typically go house and also discover an educator’s answers on either filiocht or prós off by heart. You don’t need to do this. You ought to maybe examine exactly how the inquiry is opened– the structure of the response– watching on pertinent quotes utilized.

53 In the filiocht areas, if you can equate the poem you have virtually every answer required on the day as all verse will certainly be printed on the actual exam paper. The only areas that should be found out off by heart are the grammatic terms that will be asked concerned 6A in the léamhthuiscint area– terms such as aimsigh and so forth.

54 Previous test documents are vital. They show the design of the actual test and also exactly how inquiries may be partitioned in various areas. It is great technique to study a certain subject and afterwards do out exam concerns, watching promptly restraints and also sticking rigidly to them.

55 Maintain re-reading the inquiry over and over to guarantee you are actually responding to the inquiry asked. No marks will be awarded for info that is not appropriate. In the filiocht section, if you are asked on motif, only on style as well as not feelings or feelings.

56 At this phase, you will certainly have finished your mock exams and will certainly have endured 2 complete documents in Irish. Whatever mistakes you might have made, will certainly not be repeated in June. Bear in mind, you will certainly constantly find out by your blunders. If you ran out of time in Paper 2– a very long paper– you will certainly need to change the size of time you invest in the numerous areas.

57 Don’t disregard the significance of the dental Irish assessment which lugs 40 percent of the overall exam mark. Know the picture sequences well as there are 80 marks going with this area. Technique asking concerns. Students are generally better at addressing questions than asking them. Likewise practise checking out the verse every day– with 35 marks for reading a plain 10-12 lines it deserves more that the entire verse or prose program.


Oral exam

58Remember that this is a conversation, not an interview. The examiner exists to assist you reach your greatest capacity.

59Marks are awarded for framework, communication, vocabulary as well as pronunciation, as well as vocabulary is actually just how you expression your feedbacks. Don’t utilize vernacular terms excessive. Rich vocabulary is everything about utilizing a different means to claim something.

60 Pronunciation is very crucial and also make up 20 per cent of the test Pay attention to French, German or Spanish radio and document on your own to ideal your accent.

61Try spending 10-15 minutes a day on your oral job. Once you have discovered a subject, practice it aloud on your own. When you are a lot more confident, practise with a good friend or a loved one.

Acoustic test.

62 Ask your instructor to evaluate you on previous aurals from years back as far as the early 1990s ideally. Pay attention to your own CDs and downloads.

63Log on Google.fr for French, Google.de for German or Google.es for Spanish as well as search YouTube for clips in your picked language. Even if you do not understand every word, your ear will become accustomed to it.

64 For French, log onto tf1.fr and pay attention to Le Journal de 13h or 20h, a preferred news channel on French TV. You can additionally listen to French news on rfi.fr and radiofrance.fr.

General language suggestions

65Do not discover off big long essays on every subject. You will certainly obtain bogged down and also become disheartened. Compose 3 points on each topic as well as learn more about 20 words of vocabulary. Ensure you have suitable sentences to begin and end a created piece.

66 Do not use Google equate as it equates literally and also does not take context right into consideration. Wordreference.com is a superb translation site. It will only equate one word at once, so it can be frustrating yet there are interesting help discussion forums on the site.

67Familiarise yourself with the method concerns are asked at the end of each reading comprehension.

68 Don’t be attracted to find out off opinion pieces by heart. It is unlikely that the piece that you will certainly have found out will answer the concern given up the paper. You will certainly be greatly punished if you do not attend to the inquiry, even if the language that you have utilized is proper. Instead, build up your vocabulary for the various topics on the syllabus as well as practice with past or mock exam papers.

69Check out @PetitTweetCork for tweets in French to assist LC trainees in preparation for French examination. @NatashaLynchEF


70 It is best to spend half an hour at one time examining biology. Take a short, five-minute break after half an hour and after that proceed to the next subject.

71Try to invest about 4 half an hour sessions weekly dedicated to addressing previous papers. These could range over the brief inquiries in section A, the experimental questions in area B and the long inquiries in section C.

72About 25 percent of the marks are obtained from recognizing your meanings. These ought to be learned off by heart.
73 Between 15 and 30 percent of the marks are acquired from the experiments. As there are only 22 experiments, it is possible to cover one experiment per day over the course of a month. When discovering the experiments you have to know the steps taken and also the reason for taking each step.

74Up to Easter, your research must range over the entire course. From Easter, concentrate on specific topics. These are the subjects that show up every year in addition to any kind of subjects that are more likely ahead up this year.


75Know what is involved: time– the location paper is two hrs as well as 50 mins long; framework– five complete concerns need to be addressed. All concerns equivalent 80 marks.

76Plan your study. At the very least 80 percent of your time will certainly be spent on research study so it is crucial you acquire the skills to research efficiently.

77 Strategy affordable targets which you can achieve in each research study session, eg, draw up 15 substantial pertinent factors (SRPs) on your chosen topic.

78Focus on subjects that are examined annually. These include: core device 1– landform development; plate tectonics; human communication; core unit 2– economic activities in an Irish region; financial tasks in a European area; economic tasks in a continental/sub-continental area; economic elective– impact of EU plans on Ireland; multinational business.

79When you read your notes, select the key words or phrases which will certainly assist you to bear in mind what the topic has to do with.

80 Make a subject recap by placing the core theme or subject title in the centre then attract lines from the centre and also compose sub-themes at the end of the lines. Along each line, create the keywords or phrases connected to the sub-theme.

81 Cover all the significant topics. Do not attempt to forecast what will certainly be analyzed. Rather, practise answering evaluation inquiries from previous documents. Time yourself and also see if you can compose a solution in the time which the examination will enable you.

82Remember that the 30-mark parts of the question should have 15 SRPs


83 The usual keywords are: “make up”– describe and provide factors; “compare”– mention resemblances and distinctions; “contrast”– explain the major distinctions; “define”– state the noticeable; “discuss”– draw up the bottom lines and also create an explanation.


84Spend at the very least an hour-and-a-half on business alteration every second evening. So 3 or four one-and-a-half hours study sessions each week.

85The used organization question (ABQ) is on a five-year cycle, so the ABQs of 2008 as well as 2003 will be structured identically to 2013 and also these ABQs have to be practiced initially, before any other year.

86 Long question method: 25-mark concerns– spend 10 mins on them; 20-mark concerns– spend eight mins on them. 20-mark questions are the most common as well as students incorrectly spend 10 mins on them, which quickly accumulates to a great deal of 2 minutes’s lost throughout the exam; 15-mark inquiry– spend six minutes.

87The 2 most preferred verbs are “illustrate” and also “examine”. Yet with our above framework we immediately take care of these verbs. The instance manage highlight and also the student can utilize the benefit or downside as their individual opinion by placing “in my opinion” in front or their advantage or downside. This is superb as it is a genuine point of view not rote gained from a book.

88 ABQ– you have 45 mins to address this area. It is necessary to practise it as it takes most trainees over a hr to do this question. However after five or 6 ABQs the speed naturally creates. If you do not practice the ABQ, you will not get it done in under an hour in the Leaving Cert– significant mistake.You needs to be doing at least one ABQ weekly from currently up until the test.

89 The lengthy inquiry can usually consist of one sentence, yet there are two parts to be taken care of to properly address the question. The lengthy inquiry may also have a narrative as an introduction, if so students need to describe the narrative in their solution or marks will be lost.


90By currently you ought to be ended up, or nearing the completion of your unique research study. Evaluate the needs for length, resources and history info, and bear in mind someone will read 300 of these over a number of weeks in the summertime, so make it remarkable.

91 Every subject will have information that are necessary eg, terms such as fascism, sectarianism, ecumenism. See to it you understand crucial days and also what order events occurred. It resembles telling a story. Don’t omit the important bits as well as it’s not very fascinating if you inform it in the wrong order.

92 Do not think about finding out off essays. It would be fantastic if you get the specific wording in your test questions but it’s not likely to happen, so think of portable details that you can use to address any type of inquiry. Practise creating a factor per paragraph; remember the answer is marked mostly paragraph by paragraph as well as if your job is arranged as well as thoughtful, you’ll succeed.

93 Remember, honours background is not about writing all you know about a topic. It has to do with discovering to make links to the inquiry you are responding to with the information you recognize. As an example, a concern on the aspects that brought about the growth of fascism is not compose all you learn about fascism: you need to isolate what caused its rise such as instability after the 2nd World War, the financial scenario, risk of communism and so on 94Look at your files: several trainees concern this concern as a procedure however recognizing the topic, and also how to take care of created as well as visual resources can be worth an added grade.

95Don’ t neglect to revise your required study. There are just three, so see to it you recognize enough to compose a mini-essay of two-and-a half pages in order to address the contextualisation part of the concern.

Home Economics

96The home economics training course is significant. Break it down. Have a timetable, and also take it one day or week at a time.

97Do three or four short inquiries every evening. Each one deserves six marks– that’s 1.5 percent of your total mark. Use your book to address them, so you accumulate a financial institution of precise information in your head.

98 Technique concern 1 (a) in section B. You will certainly need to evaluate a chart or a graph in this concern. It does not show up in any kind of book. You require to be familiar with it.

99 Read one examination concern each evening. Highlight key terms. What is being asked? Look at the marking system. How are marks distributed? Lots of students have the ideal details however shed marks due to the fact that they do not recognize their noting system.

100Know all the topics in your optional. Component (a) is mandatory. If you cut corners, you might obtain caught out.

Also try making use of some mobile apps to help yyou stay cooncetrated.

Applications to aid concentration
The best focus applications can help you enter into the right mental zone for taking in info. This classification considers applications that keep you from getting distracted (e.g. with white noise or by obstructing various other applications).

1. Forest
Woodland App
Some of us require a little exterior inspiration to stay focused while studying. And that’s fine.

The Woodland application supplies a visual incentive by allowing you plant an online tree and afterwards basically holding that tree hostage till your study session mores than.

Intend to inspect your Instagram momentarily? Attracted to do a fast online store in between book chapters? Go ahead. You’ll just have to pertain to peace with viewing your tree perish and also die first.

However if you adhere to your emphasis time, you’ll appreciate watching your trees flourish. Over numerous study sessions, you can construct a wonderful electronic forest– a pleasant reminder of all your effective hrs.

Bonus: The Woodland application is a partner of Trees for the Future. This organisation plants actual trees in behalf of the digital ones that pro users grow (over 1 million trees and counting). So, utilizing this application to obstruct other applications while examining can assist the atmosphere as well as your qualities. Tolerable in all.

Readily available on: iOS, Android, Chrome
Average score: 4.8/ 5 on Application Store, 4.8/ 5 on Google Play
Expense: $2.99 on Application Store, Free (with ads) on Google Play– in-app purchases available on all devices
2. Flexibility
Flexibility application to obstruct applications while studying
Freedom is an app that secures your phone while examining (or any other time you require to focus). Flag the application and/or web sites that sidetrack you, and also Liberty will block them– terrific if the self-motivated apps like Forest don’t quite cut it for you. You can set a scheduled session ahead of time or begin some ‘Flexibility time’ whenever you require it.

Freedom blocks time-wasting applications and also sites across all your tools, so your iPad will not attract you away while you’re examining on your MacBook.

Did you recognize? Many smartphones have integrated devices for tracking display time and also establishing limits. They might not be as fancy as Woodland and Freedom, however they can get the job done in a pinch. Search for ‘Display Time’ (iOS) or ‘Digital Wellness’ (Android) to explore your choices.

Readily available on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome
Average ranking: 3.2/ 5 on App Shop, 3.9/ 5 on Google Play
Cost: Free for basic attributes, premium subscription readily available ($ 30/year).
Keep in mind: Please inspect your institution’s plan prior to downloading this or any kind of app to your college computer.
3. White Noise Lite.
White Noise application to aid concentration.
Silence can be deafening when you’re trying to concentrate, yet your much-loved songs might not aid a lot either. There’s absolutely nothing fairly like completing a vital note only to understand you began writing lyrics midway with the sentence (thanks a whole lot, Billie).

A bit of white noise can aid you focus without attracting excessive interest to itself. The White Noise Lite application lets you construct personalized soundscapes to suit your choices with a wide variety of sounds including coastline waves, winds, camp fires, chimes, rain, running water as well as even a vacuum (hi there, if that’s what obtains you in the mood for research study, you do you).

Evacuating the textbooks for the night? Switch over from your examining mix to your snoozing mix for a peaceful sleep.

Readily available on: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome.
Average score: 4.7/ 5 on App Shop, 4.6/ 5 on Google Play.
Price: Free for lite version, $1.49 for complete version (no ads).
Note: Please inspect your college’s policy prior to downloading this or any app to your school computer.
Efficiency applications for students.
Alright, so you’ve got interruptions off the beaten track and also some background appears on loop. Currently allow’s talk about some excellent applications for students that will certainly assist you obtain the most out of your research study time. The next two research applications help you arrange your timetable and stay on top of assignments so you can attain more and cram much less.

4. Todoist.
Todoist app.
Todoist can organise your institution topics, task target dates, homework as well as … basically your whole life, if you want it to. This is one of the best apps for pupils since it maintains your schoolwork on track while likewise holding you answerable.

The Todoist app supplies helpful attributes including:.

reoccuring due dates (fantastic for weekly homework).
quick add (include new assignments as well as jobs on the go).
favourites as well as concerns (flag the topics you need to focus on).
areas and subtasks (divide daunting jobs into small, easy steps).
assimilations with other apps (e.g. Google Calendar as well as Dropbox).
With all your jobs as well as due dates kept neatly in Todoist– as opposed to drifting about in your head– you’ll be cost-free to concentrate on your researches.

Readily available on: iphone, Android, Mac, Windows.
Average score: 4.7/ 5 on App Store, 4.5/ 5 on Google Play.
Cost: Free for fundamental, $4.99/ year for costs (additional functions, no advertisements).
Note: Please inspect your institution’s plan before downloading this or any kind of application to your institution computer system.

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